Tuesday 04.06.19, 18:00
Look who's talking. Day 2 (Conferences)

Conference on involving children in museum and architecture projects, organized by the Polytechnic Museum and Strelka Institute in the framework of city educational events of Polytech 2020 









Day 2 will center on effective tools for co-design. This will include a talk with teenagers about what an ideal museum should look like, a community talk with museum experts from Russia, and a showcase by the Danish architectural office All about A.

18:00–19:30. Talk “Teenagers Change Museums”

How does teenage input change museums? What changes do teenagers themselves want to see? Small groups of participants will try to answer these questions and present their joint vision of an ideal museum for their age group. The results will underpin the concept for cooperation with teenagers that the Polytechnic Museum will implement. The best ideas will be further built upon and adopted with the help of their creators.

Moderator — Polina Sokolova, manager of the Education Center in Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center.

19:30–20:30. Showcase “Children’s Input in Museums: Six Design Principles”

The Danish architectural office All about A engages children in design and uses their ideas for future architecture and design solutions. In March 2017, the Polytechnic Museum held a workshop that developed six design principles of a child-friendly museum. Julie Dufour and Charlotte Carstensen of All about A will share their expertise on working with junior audiences, while children who took part in the workshop will talk about their architecture projects.


  • Julie Dufour is an architect at All about A who has many years of experience in talks on the subject of children and architecture, as well as educational programs.
  • Charlotte Carstensen is a designer at All about A who is experienced in teaching the design process to children and young people in Denmark as well as abroad.

20:30–22:00. Community talk “Participatory Society”

This talk will bring together experts from the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, International Memorial, and the project “My Museum of the Present.” All of them are looking to cooperate with children. Among the discussion points are: how to expand the society of cultural institutions, how to build communication with children and teenagers, and how to discuss sensitive issues with them, including political repression and social inequality. The speakers will outline key principles of participatory projects involving children.

Speakers include:

The event is organized by the Polytechnic Museum and Strelka Institute in the framework of city educational events of Polytech 2020 with the support of the Embassy of Denmark in Moscow, the Polish Cultural Center in Moscow, the Danish Ministry of Culture, Danish Arts Foundation, and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Russia.

For accreditation contact pr@strelka.com